New Rural Innovation Profiles Released!

The Rural Health Value team recently released two new Rural Innovation Profiles:

Experience in the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model: Barnes-Kasson County Hospital
A critical access hospital in Susquehanna, PA provides insight into their experience participating in the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, which includes a global budget and transforming care to address community health needs.

MaineHealth ACO – Integrating and Using Data to Support Care Delivery
A predominantly rural network of hospitals and clinics in Maine integrates clinical and claims data to support improvements in care delivery and target patient needs as part of their Accountable Care Organization.

Related resources on the Rural Health Value website:

  • Catalog of Value Based Initiatives for Rural Providers – One-page summaries describe rural-relevant, value-based programs currently or recently implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), primarily by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).
  • Guide to Selecting Population Health Management Technologies for Rural Care Delivery – Better manage the health of existing patient populations by implementing technology with this guide from Rural Health Value that walks you through the process to plan for and implement the technology.
  • Value-Based Care Assessment – This tool helps a rural organization assess readiness for the shift of healthcare payments from volume to value. The resulting report may be used to guide the development of action plans.

 Contact information:

Clint MacKinney, MD, MS, Co-Principal Investigator,

Rural Health Value helps create high performance rural health systems by building and offering an actionable knowledge base through research, practice, and collaboration. Visit